Ysaÿe sonata 4: quadruple stops (with/without shared stem, quavers vs semiquavers)
It looks as if the notation is simply not consistent:
- on the first line, the semiquavers share the same stem
- on the second line, the lower semiquavers have their own stem
- on the third line, the lower notes are written as quavers
Does this have a meaning?
For context, the notes appear here in the score:
I agree. This is inconsistent. The question though is: Does it matter much? Of course without seeing the autograph we can't even know if Ysaÿe or the engraver is "at fault".
Maybe the bass line should be more accentuated with each occurrence? Or that we should linger a fraction longer on them?
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